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Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.
Mandy Patinkin shaves off his signature beard

Mandy Patinkin shaves off his signature beard

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Actor Mandy Patinkin, who usually sports a bushy beard, appeared clean-shaven on "Live! with Kelly and Michael" in New York.
Mandy Patinkin shaves off iconic 'Homeland' beard

Mandy Patinkin shaves off iconic 'Homeland' beard

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Mandy Patinkin debuted his newly hairless face during an appearance on "Live! With Kelly and Michael" Thursday.
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'The Princess Bride' is headed to Broadway

'The Princess Bride' is headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Broadway's Disney Theatrical Productions says it is developing William Goldman's beloved book and movie, "The Princess Bride," as a stage work.
Mandy Patinkin admits, 'I behaved abominably'

Mandy Patinkin admits, 'I behaved abominably'

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actor Mandy Patinkin admits he earned his reputation for being difficult, but says it was partly because he previously saw direction as criticism.
Joanna Merlin and Nazanin Boniadi to guest star on 'Homeland'

Joanna Merlin and Nazanin Boniadi to guest star on 'Homeland'

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Showtime says it has booked Joanna Merlin and Nazanin Boniadi for guest spots on its U.S. drama series "Homeland" next season.
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'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" were nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in Los Angeles Thursday.

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Showtime orders third season of 'Homeland'

Showtime orders third season of 'Homeland'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. cable television network Showtime says it has ordered a third season of its CIA drama, "Homeland."
B. Clinton: GOP adopts European policies

B. Clinton: GOP adopts European policies

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Monday the Republican Party and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney "have adopted Europe's economic policies."
Casts of 'Newsies,' 'Once,' 'Evita' to perform at Tonys

Casts of 'Newsies,' 'Once,' 'Evita' to perform at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- The 2012 Tony Awards show in New York is to feature performances by the casts of "Newsies," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Once" and "Evita," CBS said.
Stars tabbed to present Tonys

Stars tabbed to present Tonys

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Ellen Barkin, Candice Bergen, Jessica Chastain, Sheryl Crow and Nick Jonas are to be presenters at the 66th Tony Awards ceremony in New York.
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Mandel Bruce "Mandy" Patinkin ( /pəˈtɪŋkɪn/; November 30, 1952, Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor of stage and screen and a tenor vocalist. Patinkin is a noted interpreter of the music of Stephen Sondheim and is known for his work in musical theatre, originating iconic roles such as Georges Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden and Burrs in The Wild Party. He has also appeared in television series such as Chicago Hope, Dead Like Me and the first two seasons of Criminal Minds. His most noted film role was as Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride. Other noteworthy film roles include Alien Nation, Yentl, Men With Guns, Run Ronnie Run, Dick Tracy, and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.

Patinkin was born in Chicago, Illinois, of Russian and Polish Jewish descent, the son of Doris "Doralee" Sinton, a homemaker, and Lester Patinkin, who worked for the People's Iron & Metal Company and the Scrap Corporation of America. His mother wrote Grandma Doralee Patinkin's Jewish Family Cookbook. Patinkin is a cousin of Mark Patinkin, author and nationally syndicated columnist for The Providence Journal, and Jason "Dink" Patinkin, President of Columbia University's EarthCo. One of his other cousins is Sheldon Patinkin of Columbia College Chicago's Theater Department and a founder of The Second City.

Patinkin grew up in a middle class Jewish family and was raised in Conservative Judaism, attending religious school daily "from the age of seven to 13 or 14" and singing in synagogue choirs, as well as attending the Camp Surah in Michigan. He attended South Shore High School, Kenwood Academy (1970 graduate), the University of Kansas, and Juilliard School. At Juilliard, he was a classmate of Kelsey Grammer. When the producers of the popular American sitcom Cheers were auditioning for the role of Dr. Frasier Crane, Patinkin put Grammer's name forward.

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